After the disappointment I had with DSL AC3100, I managed to pick up this unit on eBay for $70 second hand. Unit is well made. Setting up to get a FTTN sync with my ISP iiNET was bit tricky. (Never use the Wizard. Then update the firmware. Setup required parameters manually and finally connect the phone line.). When in full operation, DSL-AC68U gets slightly hot. Apart from that this unit is absolutely top notch.
This unit has awesome software interface and it is fairly easy and straight forward to configure. AiProtection, Adaptive QOS,...
Purchased in November 2019 for $70.00.
Constant wifi dropouts make thse unreliable for me - I can never count on a successfull upload of work to a client. I've tried all suggestions & fixes from various sites- resets, firmware updates, channel switching - still no good. Tried Asus helpline - they were unhelpful. I've had 2 different brands of modem before this, neither of which caused such problems. Best left alone, save youself some grief.
Purchased in July 2019 for $330.00.
Great Modem & Router
I've been using this modem & router for about 4 years now.
When i first bought it, half of the software didn't function correctly. It was almost like it had been released without it being 100% finished. I came very close to throwing it out and replacing it with something else. I'm glad i didn't though.
The firmware has been regularly updated, with a lot of things fixed and a few features added. I've used it on both ADSL and NBN connections and it has performed wonderfully. The ability to adjust SNR ratios has saved me more than once when i've...had an unstable connection. Telstra generally just put you onto a stability profile, which can remove over 25% of the connection speed, but with manually adjusting the SNR i've been able to achieve stability without telstra's help while maintaining 95% connection speed. The VPN feature is fantastic, and the wifi signal is great. The only complaint I still have is an issue with QOS where it will function perfect for weeks and then for some strange reason a single connection will saturate the bandwidth and no other connections will get through. This problem has existed since the beginning and doesn't seem fixable. Luckily it rarely occurs. It's a solid modem that has plenty of configuration options and I would totally recommend it.
Purchased in February 2016.
- Verified purchase
Excellent modem/router for the price, large range, simple UI.
I purchased this modem/router to replace an older TPG-supplied one, which was pretty awful in terms of range and speed. It also had an outdated and clunky UI. This router was a breeze to setup, the UI is more user-friendly and it will automatically set up your ADSL2+ connection (if you still have one like me) once you start it up, without needing to manually enter values.
The build quality is very nice, it's dead silent, and for 98% of the time, performs exceptionally well in maintaining good range throughout the house, keeping fast DL/UL spee...ds, and distributing bandwidth equally to all devices. I haven't given it 5 stars because every 1 or 2 months or so, my PC will experience a drop out at random or experience a slow down in internet speeds, forcing a reset. Not as bad as my old router though. Overall, I'd still recommend this product.
Purchased in April 2018.
Surprisingly easy setup and fast internet
I bought this router to replace the one I had been using since the installation of the NBN. Family members complained about the speed and access when many devices tried to use my internet connection so I bowed to the inevitable and researched a replacement router. I was concerned about the changeover because the setup of the old Billion VOIP modem/ router was a nightmare and very frustrating. The setup for this router was amazingly easy and very quick. I was back on the net after about half an hour with much better speed. I found the app for m...y tablet and was amazed how easy it is to access the router setup and do a further firmware update. I have not even needed to read the manual as yet, but will do so to see if I have set things up properly. Very happy with the changeover.
Be careful with this router for NBN - will not work for some configs
It turns out this router has a significant undocumented, but recognised and confirmed flaw by ASUS. If you have HFC NBN in your property, which means you would have a black box connected to something like a Foxtel connection, be very wary with this router. Because this router has a DSL in connection, and the black box of the NBN connects via ethernet, you will need to set an option called Dual LAN and connect the black box to one of the ethernet ports. Unfortunately, when this option is chosen, you are stopped from setting a very specific param...eter called VLANID. For my service (iinet,) this number needs to be set to 2. But this router is hard coded to reserve numbers 1-4 for some kind of internal use. There is no fix, or workaround. Please make sure you check what kind of NBN you have before you buy this thing, there is an identical model RT-AC68U sold that does not have this problem.
- Verified purchase
Continuously losing internet after probably 6 months
It seems that most modems had problems after one year. This one is worse and it last about 6 months, although it's much more expensive than my other modems. My house is good and I was happy to pay more to buy this high end modem, hoping good signal in my house. However, recently I experienced continuous loss of internet. Had to reboot the modem to resolve the problem. Would not buy it again.
Great range and features
Easy to setup. Stable connection achieving consistent speed. Love the VPN feature - able to connect my USB to the device and view the content on my smart TV (including movies).
The monitoring app is also very comprahensive and easy to navigate.
Great range also. easily covers my 200 sqm house without the need for boosters.
Overall very happy customer.
Great range and works perfectly
Perfect product. Setup was a breeze. Actually bought high end asus dsl-ac3100 but was faulty straight out of the box. Wifi of that unit was faulty.
However this unit is great. Range is awesome and the wifi connection is very stable. Great monitoring features too. Looks compact as well. Highly recommend
- Verified purchase
Pretty good router that I can't really fault
I bought this because the Huawei one that came with my NBN plan was rubbish (even the TPG guy said so). We've always had signal issues in out weirdly shaped house and I was getting fed-up resetting the router all the time and trying to strategically place range extenders around the place. We often get the speeds were supposed to (i do speed tests like a fiend) and when we don't, im inclined to put it down to other factors like the weather and our NBN plan rather than this router. No one in the house has any complaints despite us all being sprea...d out quite a bit from the router. My advice would be to spend a bit more and get a decent router like this. I persisted with $50 routers for years before realising this. Despite only having it for a few weeks, I would definitely recommend this router....it'd be nice it was just a bit cheaper though.
Amazing on Adsl2+, Good on FTTN NBN
Been using this modem for over 1 year on ADSL2+ and I was always getting the best sync speed and amazing wifi Ac range. I switched to NBN a week ago, got a 100 mbps plan, but because the modem has Mediatek chipset, it’s only able to sync at around 85mbps. Tested connection using Tp-Link V600 that has Broadcom chipset and was able to sync around 95mbps. But the settings and configurations provided by this modem has no comparison with other brands. It’s highly customised modem with excellent wifi range!
- Verified purchase
Nice router with lots of features and great performance
I needed to get something reasonably priced but needed a few advanced features. DSL-AC68U turned out to be the best product on the market for the value.
I really needed something that shows me the real-time download speed so that I can figure out which of the devices is downloading and how much. This router does a pretty good job of it.
Also, WiFi performance does not get visibly impaired with a large number on devices on the network (>10).
I also like that it has both a VPN server (PPTP and OpenVPN) and VPN clients (PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN).
All in all, a good package with loads of features (printer server, USB network drive), high speed wifi (802.11 ac) and still reasonably priced.
- Verified purchase
Great improvement in Wi-Fi range and reliability
Purchased this to replaced my Billion router which served me well for a few years. I was having issues with Wi-Fi constantly dropping off and have interference. After replaced with this Asus router I was able to received very strong Wi-Fi signal and coverage.
I did encounter some issues though on very hot days where the router stopped responding and had to do a power cycle.
So much better than ISP modem routers
I got this when I first switched to NBN on a 50/20 plan with MATE Communicate. It took a while to set up but then it worked flawlessly and I haven't even been able to make full use of its plethora of features. It gives me speeds of around 45/18 all around my house and it never drops out and I haven't needed to restart it a single time.
Best Wifi VDSL modem i have used and worould recommend
After extensive research, i chose this modem for its features and wifi capabilities. While it has been around for a while, Asus keep releasing updates for this model and don't seem to have an end date. The Wireless performance has been the best thing about it covering my entire house and even 10m out the front door. The range is good but performance over range is its best category.
Traffic Analyser will tell you how much you are downloading and where it coming from. Would recommend to anyone
Really good modem with tons of useful features
I bought this modem to upgrade from an old single band modem I was using, and going to this and using the 5ghz channel, I managed to see my internet speeds more than double due to the limitations of the 2.4ghz channel. The interface for this modem allows for plenty of control over how your devices are connected, such as limiting bandwith per device, priority to certain devices and the ability to block access directly from the interface. This modem is perfect for anyone that is after a good priced dual band modem that performs extremely well and gives you a really nice interface.
Good stable router
Bought this as my previous router was struggling and kept dropping out. Noticed an immediate improvement with connectivity and excellent wifi range. Only had to reboot the modem / router once since purchasing. No freezing when mirroring through Apple TV. Currently using it to connect to FTTB and networking between devices.
Solid router for a good price
No complaints about this router at all. It's actually the second one I've purchased as I liked the first so much. The connectivity is great, the range is above average, setup is a breeze and the best part is it just works! I've encountered no issues with it at all. The built in software features are great for keeping track of data hogs on your network and throttling their bandwidth. I would buy this again in a heart beat.
Didn't last for too long
Eventually this Modem started having issues but got a refund after sending back under warranty. The tools you have access to are very handy for monitoring traffic. Setting up for NBN was a pain like many people experienced with poor documentation, even after it was set up I could never get it faster than the standard modem Telstra provided with me.
Powerful and amazing with NB
This router is definitely a go to if you are switching to NB. I can't fault this router for its speeds. Even when multiple people are streaming or downloading at the same time my gaming does not drop in speed. Also, I have added an external drive with movies and tv shows to watch wirelessly around the house.
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Questions & Answers
is it easy to configure/install on the internet (iinet/ NBN ftm?
It says this modem router is compatible with cable, but I don't see a coaxial cable connector on it in the pictures. I have signed up to iiNet's cable broadband plan in Geelong, VIC but looking for the best modem router instead of their provided one. Can anyone answer if this model will work with iiNet cable?
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